Clive Staples Lewis was a celebrated Anglo-Irish novelist, academic, medievalist, literary critic, lay theologian and Christian apologist whose impact and influence lives on.

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That's Why They Call it "Fiction"

July 15th, 2008

Copyright 2008 by Bruce L. Edwards. (Click here for Permissions information) The genre of fiction, by modern reckoning, consists of invented stories of various lengths that depict the actions and monitor the thoughts of imaginary characters in their engagement with the conflicts and circumstances that ensue. Novels, tales, vignettes, novellas, short stories, are among the […]

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An Introduction to The Personal Heresy

June 21st, 2008

To be published in August, 2008, as introduction to The Personal Heresy, reprinted by Concordia University Press, ed, Dr. Joel Heck. The Personal Heresy: An Introduction Dr. Bruce L. Edwards Professor of English and Africana Studies Bowling Green State University (Ohio) In The Personal Heresy, we find C. S. Lewis “at work,” so to speak, […]

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"A Cleft in the Walls of the World": A Meditative Review of CSL's Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer

June 3rd, 2008

I can easily imagine Lewis listening to this, leaning back in a chair, pipe in hand and a faint smile on his face, saying, “Well, get on then.” Yet I think that Lewis would sympathize with this trepidation, for if merely reading about prayer – let alone praying – causes tremors in the soul, how […]

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Lewis's Grand Miracles: Against Naturalism

April 5th, 2008

Miracles (1947) is comprised of seventeen lucid and succinct chapters and two appendices crafted with Lewis’s characteristic care for precision of definition, ample and multiple illustration of key points, and the anticipation and critique of objections from earnest readers. In view of such works as Al Gore’s The Assault on Reason (2007) and Susan Jacoby’s […]

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"Fine Nets and Stratagems": A Review of Planet Narnia

March 12th, 2008

Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis by Michael Ward (Oxford University Press, 2008) A review by Megan J. Robinson “In reading Chesterton, as in reading MacDonald, I did not know what I was letting myself in for. A young man who wishes to remain a sound Atheist cannot be too […]

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What’s Up with TILL WE HAVE FACES?

February 3rd, 2008

A new friend asked me about resources and perspectives by which he might conduct a small group study of Lewis’s most elusive (and allusive) work, Till We Have Faces. That was a good provocation to explore it here. Dr. Peter Schakel’s earlier book was once the only starting point for reflective conversation, a time when […]

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America’s Bonny Fighter: C. S. Lewis

December 21st, 2007

CSL Bonny Fighter I recently spoke at the Southeastern Baptist Seminary C. S. Lewis Conference on the topic of Lewis’s formidable presence and continuing impact on American readers and Christians of all communions. Here is a video podcast of that presentation. — Bruce

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Finding Neverland

December 19th, 2007

“When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty, I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.” – […]

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It’s C. S. Lewis’s Birthday! How Will You Celebrate?

November 29th, 2007

For a start, you can listen to an MP3 of my talk, “America’s Bonny Fighter,” at the SEBTS-sponsored C S Lewis Conference in North Carolina–either by going to this subscription site for iTunes , finding my talk in SEBTS list, and choosing “download free episode,” or download the streaming version at this SEBTS site. (The […]

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C. S. Lewis in Japan

May 7th, 2007

I am excited to note that my original scholarly work on C. S. Lewis, A Rhetoric of Reading, out of print in the U.S. since the early 1990s, has been updated and translated into Japanese by my friend, Kyoko Yuasa. Kyoko is a wonderful CSL scholar from Sapporo, Japan, who took my C. S. Lewis […]

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